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20 Middle Street - Luxury holidays to Galle, Sri Lanka

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  • About this holiday

    Formerly a Dutch merchant’s house built in the 18th century, 20 Middle Street is an elegant manner house offering luxury villa accommodation in Galle’s Fort. Offering three bedrooms and ample indoor and outdoor living quarters, the villa is an exclusive destination from which to get to know Galle and the Fort.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private transfers and bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price for a luxury holiday to 20 Middle Street is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £3,830 for 7 nights
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    20 Middle Street is both elegant and luxurious, blending contemporary design with hints of traditional and colonial style. An excellent choice of hotel in Galle.

    Hotel description

    Formerly a Dutch merchant’s house built in the 18th century, 20 Middle Street is an elegant manor house offering luxury villa accommodation in Galle’s Fort. Its 1750 architecture having been amended in the 1800s to add English-influenced decorative additions, the original Dutch house has not gone unchanged over the years. The result is a beautiful patchwork of history, with bold columns, balustrades and a broad veranda which steps down onto a refined lawn fringed by exotic plant life. Besides the ample outdoor space and covered porches, guests will find no want for indoor lounging areas within the villa’s confines. Spread over three buildings – the Main House, the Annexe and the Stables – the experience is one of serenity and calm, helped along by the interior decoration. A neutral palette infiltrates the very corners of the property to fuse contemporary elegance and a hint of traditional, colonial style thanks to modern renovation work. A library and games room are great additions. A boutique villa-hotel, there are just five rooms; each is of a generous size and individually decorated, with stripped wooden furniture, antiques and teak window frames and shutters. Four poster beds occupy each room, draped in muslin to forge a real sense of intimacy. Quiet, communal dinners are served on the veranda or dining room at a time specified by you; cooked by the team’s own chef, the meals comprise a mixture of Sri Lankan and western dishes. 20 Middle Street is the perfect choice for total relaxation at the end of a day’s exploration in Galle or among the streets of the Fort.


    Galle, at the heart of the Dutch Fort

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Colombo International Airport, 98 miles

    Closest airport

    Colombo International Airport

    Room types

    20 Middle Street offers five bedrooms that each accommodate a maximum of 8 people. In-room amenities include air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, wall safes, hairdryer and WiFi.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Lounge, Dining room, Dinner service, Garden, Lounge, Games room, WiFi, Laundry.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Dutch Fort, Temple visits, Koggala Lake boat trips, Whale and dolphin watching, Rain forest trips, Sea Turtle Hatchery.

    Sports nearby

    Bike rides, Walking, Boat trips


    20 Middle Street does not encourage children under 12 years.

    Minimum stays

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